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Census Data for Shiremanstown ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave Shiremanstown a population of 1,637 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Shiremanstown a population of 1,569 people.

The community of Shiremanstown is located in Cumberland County. The 2010 Census gave Cumberland County; a population of 235,406 people. This means that Shiremanstown had 0.67% of the county's total population, making it Cumberland's 9th most populous community.

At the same time, Pennsylvania had a population of 12,702,379 people, meaning that Shiremanstown had 0.01% of the total population of Pennsylvania - making it the state's 491st most populous community.

Area ...

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Shiremanstown has a total area of 0.3 square miles [0.8 km²].

Cumberland County has a land area of 545 square miles [1,412.7 km²]. At 0.3 square miles [0.8 km²], Shiremanstown has 0.05% of the county's total land area.

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    • When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a community like Shiremanstown, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the community.
    • Things like population, area and housing for Shiremanstown reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Shiremanstown might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
    • Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
    • Lat:   40° 13' 20"   (or 40.22°)
    • Lon:   -76° 57' 21"   (or -76.96°)
    • More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shiremanstown had 742 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 1,569 people, this averages 2.11 people per Housing Unit.

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    • The 2010 Census shows Shiremanstown had a land area of 0.3 square miles [0.8 km²]. This translates to 2,498 Housing Units per square mile [964 housing units/km²].

Cumberland County ...

Shiremanstown is located in Cumberland County<4>.

The county had a population of 235,406 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 1,569 people, Shiremanstown represented 0.67% of the county's total.

In addition, where the community of Shiremanstown has a population density of 5,282 people per square mile [2,039 people/km²], Cumberland County averages 431.6 people per square mile [166.6 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Cumberland County.

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Shiremanstown, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Shiremanstown. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.

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    • Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Shiremanstown or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
    • If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Shiremanstown, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Shiremanstown.

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    • For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
    • Lat:   40.222329°   (or 40°13'20" N)
    • Lon:   -76.955835°   (or -76°57'21" W)
    • For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
    • Lat:   40.222889°   (or 40°13'22" N)
    • Lon:   -76.954159°   (or -76°57'14" W)
    • The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 509 feet to the southwest<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
    • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#1215154) to Shiremanstown. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Shiremanstown. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
    • Lat:   40.222312°   (or 40°13'20" N)
    • Lon:   -76.955531°   (or -76°57'19" W)
    • The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 84.9 feet to the west<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Shiremanstown. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Shiremanstown.

Miscellaneous Information for Shiremanstown ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Cumberland County or the community of Shiremanstown:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Shiremanstown:
    • GNIS ID for Shiremanstown: 1215154
    • GNIS ID for Cumberland County: 1209176
    • GNIS ID for State of Pennsylvania: 1779798
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Shiremanstown is located in Census Region #1 (the Northeast Region) and Division #2 (the Middle Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Shiremanstown.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.
<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).
<4>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cumberland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 113 degrees and a distance of 509 feet.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 85 degrees and a distance of 84.9 feet.






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